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're following several big stories tonight. new york city's mayor gives into public pressure cancelling this weekend's marathon. >> plus a weather alert just days after sandy, the storm ravaged northeast is keeping a close eye on another potential storm. >> and gunfire in an upscale d.c. neighborhood. tonight the son of a local tv news anchor is facing charges. >>> but we begin tonight with change of heart from new york city's mayor. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. this evening it became official after outrage continuing to run the new york city marathon mayor bloomberg caved. fox 5's will thomas starts us off in the newoom. what led to this? >> all week organizers said the race would go on. it brings in nearly $350 million to new york alone, but the outcry was too loud. for instance, as many of you know, much of lower manhattan is still in the dark not to mention staten island where the race would have started. hese giant generators are in place for the race to power things like race clocks. the thing is that's enough juice to power up hundreds of h
set up at five locations across new york city for free gas. the first priority goes to first responders and emergency crews. but no one will be turned away. in new jersey, an odd/even numbered system according to license tags. end with an even number, go on an even numbered day. odd number day, an odd number in your license tag. older residents being urged to seek shelter. 25,000 blankets distributed so far, and out of state national guard troops headed this way. people are pitching in to clean up their communities. residents returning to find nothing left of their homes. secretary of state of homeland security napolitano looking at the efforts as well as governor chris christie. >> 25 maryland troopers are in new jersey tonight to help. they'll spend monday in the coastal counties in new jersey. not clear how long they will stay. >>> new york city mayor bloomberg says crews are working around the clock to bring the power back and clean up the mess. he says 20,000 people who need somewhere to live were public housing residents before the storm. he visited staten island and th
setting up emergency mobile gas stations to distribute free fuel in the new york city area. and there is a 10-gallon-per- person limit. >> i can report that 8 million gallons of fuel has been delivered. i had the coast guard with us yesterday. they said the port was open and tankers were being released. that is what slowed down the fuel, the tankers being held in the harbor. >> reporter: drivers in 12 counties allowed to buy gas every other day based on their vehicle license plate numbers. governor chris christi essaying he hopes the rationing will ease long wait times and prevent a fuel shortage. temperatures continue to drop and many homes remain without power. >> i don't have power. no generator. but my house is in tact. i'm not going to have power for a week or so. >> reporter: yesterday, the officials cancelled the new york city marathon. reaction is mixed. >> thank god he cancelled the marathon. you know what why? it's not fair. you have people in staten island whose homes are flooded out. >> we're very angry. we spent thousands of dollars to bring our family here, pa
out of poles? >> reporter: in new york city gas rationing began today. cars with even numbered plates fill up on even numbered days. cars with odd numbered plates fill up on odd numbered days, an effort to ease long lines and short tempers. >> i think that made sense. it would have eased up and you wouldn't have had these long lines, people trying to fight for gas. >> reporter: housing is another growing concern. fema is trying to provide temporary shelter for 95,000 people. >> you wake up and you're okay and in a second it hits you all that's happened and you don't have a place of your own anymore are pretty devastating and you always think it's never going to be you and then it is. >> reporter: one thing there seems to be plenty of, generosity. a train filled with supplies is on its way from louisiana to new jersey tonight packed by a community that knows something about weathering mother nature's worst. >> all the images of new jersey were making them feel like everyone wanted to do something and so they started organizing an effort on facebook. >> reporter: the donations are be
that the 2% payroll tax cuts will end. >>> some people in new york city took up shovels and tools to help victims of super storm sandy. the volunteers got on buses at city hall and went to some of the hardest hit areas like staten island. they are sorting goods, checking on residents, delivering supplies. there are 36 diaster recovery centers in new york city with more to come. >>> while things are improving nearly two weeks after the storm, there are plenty of people who still do not have power. fox's peter doocey has more on why some are running out of patience. >> reporter: almost two weeks after super storm sandy passed through, some people are still without company. the largest company on long island, lipa now being blamed for poor preparation. >> i don't believe what they did was adequate. i don't believe it was right. part of it is the system design and part of it is just their performance and the fact that these utilities are a monopoly. >> reporter: government-owned lipa asked other utility companies for 700 workers to help them restore power but they ended needing 10,000. the co
there were a at least we're not stuck in new york city without power, right? >> yup. >> we've got the power, more sunshine in the weekend forecast. i think it will be a real nice novemberlike weekend, although a good sunny one. i mean temperatures are running a bit be blow average as we look live over d.c. -- bit below average as we look live over d.c. we'll get a break for a few hours and this little energy out of ohio will slip through and it might create a few more sprinkles in the morning, maybe some wet snowflakes in the elevations to our west that are a bit high irand perhaps they pick up an inch or -- higher and perhaps they pick up an inch or two in places like garrett county, tucker and preston. i know it's the last thing they want to see even though it's been exciting for the skiers. 45 degrees in gaithersburg now, a few spots in the 30s. it won't be a real cold night, but definitely cool or chilly as we get some breaks in the clouds. temperatures will get colder. clouds will come up later and i think that will cap us from falling too much farther. i wouldn't describe tonight as a
the folks that were already just really devastated by sandy in new jersey and new york city and it's so very cold up there, too and they continue without power. so for people caught in sandy's path the recovery continues to be slow and painstaking, but some progress is being made. >> reporter: parts of northeast are trying to return back to normal a week after superstorm sandy struck the region. thousands of students are returning to school and much of the mass transit system is back online, but the trains connecting new york to new jersey are still down creating a logjam of early morning commute traffic. some traffic was folks waiting in line for gas. >> i told my boss can i take my lunch and go find some gas? she said no problem. >> reporter: fuel is making it into new york harbor and making it into service stations across the region, but there are still long lines to get gas. many folks are still in the dark a week after sandy struck. close to a million homes and businesses are still without power in new jersey, the streets of staten island lined with piles of garbage, all this as the n
issues. 34 pittsburgh, 30 bingham ton, 32 new york city, 33 boston, a terrible chill for these people who don't have power. there are 50,000 new outages tonight across new jersey and new york. you can see winds gusting to 25 miles an hour in most areas tonight. some of the higher totals you get here on the islands and they're near 40 to maybe 50 miles an hour as we look toward nantucket and cape cod where some of the strongest winds are. the nor'easter will pull out of the area tomorrow leafing new england last. overnight we'll have -- leaving new england last. overnight we'll have mostly clouds. we'll see the nor'easter exit foam and a pattern change beginning -- tomorrow and a pattern change beginning, not so much tomorrow, breezy, sunny and cool but a warm-up friday, saturday, sunday, temperatures in the mid- to upper 60s. let's check out futurecast. 10:00 tonight it has a nice handle on where the rain and snow is. as we watch this thing move out, we've got clouds at 7:00 in the morning, jersey and new york starting to clear out still affecting new england. it will eventually pull out.
will not tolerate delays in this lawsuit. >> new york city mayor bloomberg says that seven new restoration centers will open and will offer one-stop service, providing everything from basic supplies to applications for state and federal assistance. victims will also have cesac to nyc rapid repairs, a new program which sends teams of contractors and city inspectors to affected areas to quickly repair affected mes. >> this program is crucial for homeowners until power can be turned back on until certain repair are made. >> certain staten island residents have taken relief on their own, setting up shelters, food distribution center >> we went full force turning this into what the people needed. people lost their homes. >> reporter: the evident is an island-based operation with neighbors helping neighbors. >> coming up next, one of robert griffin iii's endorsement deals took the spotlight at redskins park today. a little later, a growing crisis nationwide involving children. why millions can't get the critical care they need. fox 5 investigates the pediatrician shortage.  >>> despite their re
will be costly. new york city mayor michael bloomberg is asking the federal government for 500 million to help pay for immediate repairs around the city. >> we need to repair or replace boiler systems, backup generators, elevators and ventilation and also areas that were damaged by floodwaters. >> reporter: in new jersey gas rations are over. fema said they've approved $127 million worth of federal assistance for emergency emergency residents, opened 22 disaster centers in 19 counties. >>> coming up on fox 5 judgment day for a woman caught on camera driving on the sidewalk to get around a school bus. her unusual punishment up next. >> in minutes at 11:00 the online movement urging states to secede from the union. thousands have joined. a closer look on the news edge. [ dollar ] that's me. l50858544p. but i'm not just a number. i have a purpose. a higher purpose. [ muffled ] have some respect! not good. oh, man. hello? mm, no! finally -- the buck stops here. [ male announcer ] mcdonald's new hot'n spicy mcchicken. tender, juicy chicken with a crispy, spicy coating. at only a dollar, it's spicy
amounts up into connecticut. new haven had 9 inches. atlantic city, new jersey, 2 1/2, flushing new york about 7 inches, just an amazing story and really some big totals considering how this thing was somewhat far out to sea, but we think maybe just got enough cold air to throw that moisture into especially central new jersey. temperature now is 47 degrees. we'll have a cold night. it's been breezy as the winds lighten up in the next number of hours. we'll see our temperatures dropping. new york has 39 degrees. it was colder last night. they were down to 32. they had their snow problem, clear skies there now. pittsburgh 37, beckley, west virginia 31 and overnight a chilly one. we're expecting to find 20s in the suburbs to 36 degrees downtown. clear skies, breezy the next few hours. closer to morning the winds get lighter and temperatures drop. here's our good headline. we're on track for a little bit of a warm-up. there's still heat on the weather map. these are the high temperatures today. dallas hit 81. we'll be closer to 57 degrees, so still a little below average tomorrow with averag
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